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Crash on Interstate 81 caused major delays in Rockbridge County

Screenshot taken from the VDOT camera at mile marker 197.2 on Dec. 30, 2019 at 5:09 p.m.
Screenshot taken from the VDOT camera at mile marker 197.2 on Dec. 30, 2019 at 5:09 p.m. (VDOT)

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY, Va.UPDATE

This crash has been cleared as of 7:38 p.m., according to VDOT.


Drivers are seeing a 3.5-mile backup after a crash north of the Interstate 64/81 interchange in Rockbridge County, as of 7:03 p.m.

At mile marker 193.6, both the southbound right lane and right shoulder are closed.

VDOT established a detour that takes drivers off I-81 at exit 195 onto U.S. 11 until getting onto I-64 and then back on I-81 at exit 191.

At one point Monday evening, the backup was 6 miles long.


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